We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by
plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole
human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus
Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
Our Core Values
We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers
in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the
historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our
Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding
the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and
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We Are a Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the
Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various
terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy
Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God,
empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and
strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the
character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly
understood as Christlikeness.
We Are a Missional People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered
by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship
of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and
the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our
mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism
and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity
through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian
service through Christian higher education.
For more information about the Church of the Nazarene and to find our Articles of Faith, please visit www.nazarene.org.